Piper Companies

Senior Data Scientist

Job description

Piper Companies is seeking a Sr. Data Scientist in Fort Washington, PA to join a healthcare company providing products from some of the worlds best known brands.

The Senior Data Scientist will:

  • Be a member of the Safety Science and Analytics group within the Office of Consumer Medical Safety (OCMS).
  • Be responsible for translating the strategic vision of safety science into solutions and insights through development of innovative methodology and applications.
  • Should be passionate about working on developing novel analytics/informatics solutions in the field of safety analytics and surveillance.
  • Lead the safety science effort to build applications and tools by applying advanced scientific algorithms and methods and translating the strategic vision of safety science into solutions and insights.
  • Work closely with customers and stakeholders to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make evidence-based decisions.
  • Manage relationships across IT, QA and finance functional areas; balance between business needs and IT/QA standards and strategies to guide well-informed designs and decisions.
  • Apply compliance/validation requirements related to GxP-regulated applications, provides documentation as necessary, and participate in compliance/validation activities as required.
  • Work effectively as part of a team and solve complex or unusual problems in consideration of the potential impact.
  • Lead as a Business Analyst for moderate to large projects, programs, or initiatives of varying complexity
  • Apply and leverage technology-driven analytics (e.g., natural language processing, artificial intelligence/machine learning) in advancing safety science practice.


  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science/Informatics, Epidemiology, Statistics or related discipline,
  • 5 years of overall experience; or a PhD in the same disciplines plus 3 years of overall experience
  • Strong competency in at least one programming language commonly used in developing analytics solutions, such as R, Python, Julia, etc.
  • Experience with technologies used to build analytics dashboards/applications, such as RShiny, Dash, and Streamlit
  • Working knowledge of how to build custom web applications using modern web frameworks (e.g., AngularJS, React, etc.)
  • Experience with relational database technologies (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Excellent written and communications skills and the ability to articulate findings in a clear, structured, and concise manner
  • Willingness to work in an exploratory environment, handling non-standard tasks with minimal supervision


  • Experience working with cloud services (AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure)
  • Experience with business intelligence/ visualization tools such as Qlik, Tableau or Spotfire
  • Experience with systems development life cycle (SDLC) and computer system validation within a GxP environment


  • Commensurate to experience
  • 2 weeks PTO; 6 national holidays
  • Benefits; Medical, Dental, Vision

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